Household—Indigenous status

Metadata item type:Data Element Concept
METeOR identifier:460736
Registration status:Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017

An indicator of whether any member of the household identifies as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin.

Object Class attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Household
METeOR identifier:268977
Registration status:Housing assistance, Standard 01/03/2005
Health, Standard 04/05/2005
Community Services (retired), Superseded 27/04/2007
Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Standard 20/06/2018

A group of two or more related or unrelated people who usually reside in the same dwelling, and who make common provision for food or other essentials for living; or a single person living in a dwelling who makes provision for his or her own food and other essentials for living, without combining with any other person.


Together with family, household is considered one of the basic groups of social aggregation. Information on household numbers and composition aids in identifying groups within the population such as Indigenous households or the number of people living alone.

Specialisation of:Person/group of persons

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

For housing data collections, the number of tenancy agreements is a practical proxy for calculating the number of households receiving housing assistance.

The persons in the group may pool their incomes and have a common budget to a greater or lesser extent: they may be related or unrelated persons, or a combination of both.

Only usual residents of the household are included as members of the household. Visitors to a household are, by definition, excluded from the household.

Source and reference attributes


CSHA Public rental housing data manual 2001-02


Property attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Property:Indigenous status
METeOR identifier:269161
Registration status:Housing assistance, Standard 22/10/2005
Health, Standard 01/03/2005
Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010
Homelessness, Standard 23/08/2010
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 01/09/2016
WA Health, Endorsed 06/03/2014
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012
Indigenous, Endorsed 16/09/2014
Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 15/08/2016
Disability, Standard 07/10/2014
Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016
Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005
ACT Health, Final 19/07/2018
Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Standard 20/06/2018
Definition:An indicator of identification as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
Property group:Demographic/social/cultural characteristics

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element concept attributes

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by Household—Indigenous status Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:

Household—Indigenous status, yes/no code N Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017
Indigenous, Endorsed 01/05/2013